2012-04-24 by Maria Zedda
Wideaware Training having previously developed e-learning for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and were asked to design a solution to complement customer service training the London 2012 Travel Champions would be receiving.
Maria Zedda, Managing Director at Wideaware, said: “We are delighted to be able to collaborate with Network Rail to develop a type of online training that is truly engaging and realistic, helping Travel Champions understand the challenges disabled customers face during their rail journeys and throughout London. With the current access barriers in London’s transport and infrastructure, and the sheer number of visitors expected to arrive during the London 2012 games, volunteers need to be prepared”.
2012-03-31 by Maria Zedda
Maria Zedda is featured on Cosmopolitan Italia, April 2012. She founded Wideaware Training, a social enterprise to help private companies and the private sector promote the inclusion of disabled people in employment and through inclusive customer service.
(Photo courtesy of Chiara Ceolin, article courtesy of Alessandra Greco, Cosmopolitan Italia)
2012-03-22 by Maria Zedda
Do check out the access auditing work we did in Coventry – and the BBC even covered it!
2012-02-08 by Maria Zedda
I think it’s important for people with an impairment to see that they should not be ashamed of their disability and that they should be praised or admired for their achievements as whole persons – impairment included.
2011-09-24 by Maria Zedda
I’m currently doing some research on a project supported by the Office of Disability issues and I’m looking to hear about disabled people’s experiences in approaching and engaging with their MP or their staff. Your replies are treated in confidence and will help to inform the design and development of an e-learning project, aimed at increasing MPs’ awareness and that of their staff. No real names will be used.
2011-09-14 by Maria Zedda
The legislation could not be clearer: all public authorities must comply in demonstrating they are collecting vital information on their workforce and the service users they provide for. They also have to demonstrate they have objectives for change against discrimination.
This is the perfect opportunity to list training as part of your objectives, and demonstrating how could not be easier than with Wideaware’s online training in Equality and Inclusion.
Wideaware can also help in ensuring the information public authorities have to publish is inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities.
2011-08-31 by Maria Zedda
Well done to Channel 4 for once again shoring up interest and helping awareness on disability and equality issues. Whilst many commentaries worried about the risk of further stereotyping and ridicule on some subjects – like the Guardian’s Vicky Frost mentions – the programme takes a fresh and non-judgemental look at the fun times, trials and successes of the seven dwarfs (or “short persons” as political correctness would have it).
2010-10-22 by Maria Zedda
The law is not there to label anybody but to protect those who need it. So, someone with dyslexia can be disabled too. Being disabled does not have to be a negative label. People can proudly say they are disabled: it’s not only about their impairment but about how they are prevented from participating fully in society by irresponsible discriminating policies, prejudices and barriers in the built environment.